We drown in data but starve for knowledge. Diverse high-throughput methods generate huge data sets containing information about biological entities and processes. This data can span multiple hierarchies of information starting from cellular levels (genes, poteins, RNAs, metabolites) to individuals (animals, plants) and their collective behaviour or interaction with each other. The high level of heterogeneity mounts barriers for analysing this massive data treasure. Big data analysis problems emerge at different layers of Integrative Bioinformatics, which aims to integrate, align, model and simulate these data to generate deep insight into complex biological systems.

This 16th Symposium on Integrative Bioinformatics will be of interest to bioinformaticians, computer scientists, biologists, and others working or interested in the developing area of Integrative Bioinformatics. The meeting will provide an excellent environment and a range of opportunities to present and discuss methods, theoretical approaches, and their practical applications.

Publication in the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics

Accepted papers will appear in a special issue of the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (JIB). JIB is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of integrative bioinformatics. JIB (ISSN 1613-4516) is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed (since 2008), DBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar.

Keynote Speakers

  • Ina Koch (Goethe University Frankfurt)
  • Richard Lenz (Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
  • Jian Li (Monash University Melbourne)
  • Matthias Rupp (University of Konstanz)
  • Stefan Schuster (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)
  • Alex Jordan (Max Planck Institute of animal behaviour, Konstanz)

Topics of Interest

All topics are at the interface between computer and life sciences, in particular aspects such as:
  • Big data in biomedicine
  • Biomedical data mining and machine learning
  • Computational infrastructure for biotechnology
  • Computational methods for animal behaviour
  • Computational synthetic and systems biology
  • Database integration in the life sciences
  • Data and text mining approaches
  • Data visualisation and biological visualisation
  • Drug design approaches
  • Efficient data storage, comparison and citation
  • Errors and inconsistencies in biological databases
  • Formal modeling of collective systems
  • Genotype-phenotype linkage
  • Laboratory information management systems
  • Microarray modelling and analyses
  • Modelling and simulation frameworks
  • Molecular databases and data warehouses
  • Molecular dynamics approaches
  • Network analysis
  • Prediction and integration of metabolic and regulatory networks
  • Quality and consistency of biological ontologies
  • Tool integration and workflow systems
  • Virtual cells
  • Visual and immersive analytics

Submission dates

  June 15th, 2022 Full paper submission for special issue and oral presentations
  July 27th, 2022 Notification of acceptance
  August 5th, 2022 Poster abstract and extended abstract (short talk) submission deadline
  September 15th-16th, 2022 Conference
Please note that during the Symposium the ILW Foerderpreis will be presented. The deadline for applications is May 15th, 2022.

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IB 2022 is organised by University of Konstanz, Germany

Sponsor: JIB

Sponsor: University of Konstanz


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University of Konstanz, Germany

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